The final issue of WIN magazine. This is a document for the ages, a 52-page issue covering half a century of activism and communications -- and how they intersected yesterday, today, and tomorrow -- from the people who have been doing activist publishing during the past 50 years.
To the extent war has, in fact, “seeped back and flooded” civil spheres, often with military-grade weaponry and mounting body-counts – particularly in black and brown communities—what, then, of an anti-war movement?
There are few organizations, if any, that can claim the history, longevity, and faithfulness to radical social justice of the War Resisters League. An organization founded with the mission to end war and the root causes of war is not going to be a flash in the pan.
Still, it’s only been through careful, intentional, and strategic work that WRL has remained a unique resource for the Left and, for many, a political home.
Most WIN readers probably believe that true change happens through collective action. As part of the vague grouping we call “the Left,” we place our faith in movements, not leaders – actions, not symbols. Nonetheless, there are on occasion some individuals who so capture the spirit of revolution that they become luminaries for entire generations of activists.
Our fall issue of WIN, The Value of Land, serves as a reminder of the different ways we understand our relationship to and appreciation for land. For corporations, the land only represents potential profit, a physical obstacle to resources that can be exploited. For us, land is a source of food, the site of our homes, and where we come together to gather and play.